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bio website LastMinuteIslandVacation.com
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My sites: http://LastMinuteIslandVacation.com, http://themepark.com, among others

Things I'm good at: organizing and executing big web projects, PHP, HTML, CSS

Things I'm okay at: MySQL db admin, basic server setup to get a site launched (cron, permissions, ftp, svn, etc.)

Things I usually need help with: nitty-gritty server-level sysadmin stuff (linux, X11, compiling things)

Favorite StackExchange sites: stackoverflow.com, superuser.com, english.stackexchange.com, serverfault.com

I started doing online work in the mid-'80s (do you remember CompuServe, GEnie or AppleLink?) and then graduated to the Internet when it was invented. :-) Veteran of several Internet startups, including a couple of my own. I went to the launch parties for both Adobe Flash and WIRED magazine. I've also been on six game shows.


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accepted What countries use “bond” to refer to a security deposit?
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comment What does ‘the Kardashians’ mean in the context of the Treasury Department’s sending a prepaid card to many Americans?
I agree with you, Jay. I think the idea is that if you are familiar with the Kardashian Card (and it was the punch-line of many late-night talk show monologue jokes), then this is a good sentence. But unfortunately for the person that wrote that, I don't think the K Card is THAT well known, so it ends up leaving many readers scratching their head and asking "who are the Kardashians?" or "I know who the Kardashians are, but what card are they talking about?" I think an write (or their) editor who was more in tune with pop culture's impact (or lack of, in this case) should have left it out.
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answered What is the Tacoma Narrows bridge doing in this picture?
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accepted Why are numbers sometimes spelled out and then numerals specified as well?
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comment Why are numbers sometimes spelled out and then numerals specified as well?
+1 for a burlesque example that also fits perfectly here and makes sense.
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asked Why are numbers sometimes spelled out and then numerals specified as well?
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comment When you have 5 instead of 4, what's the word instead of “quadrant”?
Ah, I love rare words! Thanks Snumpy.